Wayne Rooney: Mauricio Pochettino well be a great back-up to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Former Manchester United captain and  United’s all-time scorer, Wayne Rooney, told CNN World Sport in an interview that “It’d be nice to see Ole Gunnar continue with this form and get a shot at the job permanently.” He added that “if the club is to go choose from somewhere else, then I think Mauricio Pochettino would be the right guy.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December and had brought seven wins and a draw to the table of Man U in the Premier League which makes a convincing case for his appointment ahead of early bookmakers’ favorite Pochettino.

Base on the Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer performance since he was given the interim, he has helped United go within two points of the top four while also reviving a free-flowing style of soccer that had gone missing under Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer said last week the owners of Norwegian club Molde, who sent him to Old Trafford with their blessing, had asked him to try to turn his temporary stint into a permanent role.

However, the Argentine, Mauricio Pochettino who joined Tottenham from Southampton in 2014, has previously said he was fully committed to delivering results in his current job but that has done little to quell speculation about his future at Tottenham, nevertheless, has guided the London club to consecutive top-three finishes in the league, but he is yet to win a trophy.

Manchester United are expected to decide on their manager at the end of the season.

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